Hazelshaw Spring, Chapeltown, South Yorkshire. 3.15 acres of mature mixed woodland for £24,000 (freehold) [#A968]
An attractive bank of conifers with a generous broadleaf content and good access midway between Sheffield and the Peak District National Park.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 110.
National Grid Ref:
- Access point A: SK 329 966.
- Centre of wood: SK 327 967.
Nearest postcode: S35 1WN.
Hazelshaw Spring lies at the northeast corner of a larger gated woodland with excellent external links via junction 36 of the M1 which is just three miles away. The Peak District National Park is eight miles to the west and Sheffield is a similar distance to the south.
The wood is predominantly north-facing with near level ground on the upper south side giving way to intermediate slopes further down towards a stream just outside the north boundary.
The upper southern edge is dominated by some strong-growing pine intermixed with a fair proportion of good form beech. Further down the slope this gives way to a stand of Norway spruce overlooking the stream. Other minor species present include birch, oak and holly.
The woodland floor is by and large clear of entangling vegetation making for easy access and management, whilst the hard track on the south edge which links with unsurfaced tracks will facilitate timber extraction.
The wood is designated as a Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site suggesting at least 400 years of woodland cover, which explains the varied ground flora and range of woodland songbirds present, along with woodpeckers, buzzards, badgers and foxes.
The mix of conifer and broadleaf along with good volumes of timber gives the incoming woodsman (or woman!) plenty of options for selective thinning and shaping the wood’s future character.
If It Were Mine
A little harvesting is definitely in prospect, with the conifers able to produce small quantities of millwood and the beech producing some quality firewood. My preference would be to favour the hardwoods which could progressively become dominant as the wood matures.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From J36 of the M1 head southwest on the A61, also called Westwood New Road.
- After a mile cross straight over the first roundabout and continue on the A61 for a further 1½ miles passing the junction (by a garage) for the A629 on your right.
- Keep south on the A61 for a further 300 metres and you will see a Woods4sale sign in a tree on your right.
- Turn first right after the sign into a private drive (about 200 metres after the sign). Immediately after entering park on an area of hard-standing on your left (point A on the plan) and walk from this point.
- The entrance to the wood is via the locked gate opposite (with a small For Sale sign).
- Walk north up the forest track for 200 metres to a left hand bend (B).
- Hazelshaw Spring is now straight ahead of you.
Please note we do not give out keys for viewing. Purchasers will be given keys for vehicular access on completion of purchase.
- The north boundary (DE) is the line of a derelict fence just short of the stream.
- The northeast boundary (EF) is the roadside verge.
- The south boundary (FB) is the line of the footpath and (BC) the south side of the stone track.
- The west boundary (CD) is the east side of an unsurfaced ride marked by red-topped posts.
The sporting rights are included. They are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of access for all purposes over the track AB.
- A right of access is reserved to others over the track BC.
- Maintenance of all shared tracks is according to use.
- A public footpath runs along the south side of the wood FBC.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sale price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.